Welcome to another edition of our trivia challenge, where we test your knowledge of all things fly fishing and where you might learn a thing or two about this sport we love.
I am quite impressed by how well folks did on last week’s entomology quiz. On a quiz that I thought was pretty tough, there were 16 readers who scored 100% and 10 90%s, as well. You folks know your bugs and your Latin. I tip my hat to the lot of ye.
As usual, the randomly chosen winner of this week’s quiz will receive a signed copy of Tom’s book The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing. This is a great book for anyone who loves getting off the beaten path and chasing blue lines. It provides all the information for finding and fishing unspoiled gems found everywhere from wilderness areas to suburban backyards. Last week’s book winner (as determined by random.org) was Steve Root, who didn’t cover himself in glory, but he still gets a free, signed book outta the deal.
So, take this week’s quiz, and no matter how well or poorly you do, post your score in the comments below to be eligible to win Tom’s book with his inspirational words on the title page.
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124 thoughts on “Take the Phil Monahan Fly-Fishing Trivia Challenge June 27, 2013”
You scored 70%!
70% not bad at all 🙂
You scored 40%!… As usual…
10% what a shame.
80% Lotsa lucky guessing..
By the way, you can tell that was a really nice fish you missed..
60%. Too bad.
Woo hoo 30%
30% sigh…at least the trout don’t care how well I do on my quizzes.
A solid 30%.
60% not one of my best!
60% – Need to learn more about Carribean fly casts, Latin American geography, Sunfish and I already forgot the 4th wrong answer…
60% and I somehow skipped over question 8. Excellent work on the quiz as always, loads of fun, thanks!
I scored a 90%. However, I disagree with the breathable material answer. Gore-Tex was patented in 1969.
Here is the copy from the Gore-Tex website: “The origin of waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® outerwear, footwear, and gloves starts with five little letters: ePTFE. ePTFE, or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene, was created by Bob Gore in 1969 when he rapidly stretched PTFE under certain conditions. The result was an incredibly strong, microporous material with an amazing list of characteristics including low water adsorption and good weathering properties. By 1978, GORE-TEX® fabric was introduced and the world met the first truly waterproof, breathable outerwear.”
50%.. down from last week.
not too good at guessing 30%
10% this week- better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick
40% a bit better than last one
70% Not to bad. I always liked Cs in school.
2 for 10 with 8 solid guesses
60% – this week was a tough one, but hey I think I learned a couple of things!
30% – ouch….
scored 30% guessed my way to that LOL
50% not bad for guessing.
60%, lucky i read the book
40% once again!
Scored a 60. Better than usual.
Wow my worst yet! 40%
30% woomp woomp woomp 🙁
30%. Knew the last 3…
Got 70 ok I guess
As usual, pretty embarrassed to post the score (50%), but I really want that book.
No surprise here! Watch your back everybody . . . 20%
80% best score ever! looking for another autographed book for the collection!
40%. With #1, though technically the voodoo cast is used to pick up line for a dynamic roll cast, we all know the true purpose is just to impress the guy across the river.
30%. Better than usual.
A paltry 10%. My worst showing yet I think.
30%!!! Keeping my strong .300 batting average going!
Only 40%, Schooled again by Mr. Monahan.
Slight downturn this week, to 70%.
Embarrassed to claim only 40%. Not too embarrassed to post it for a chance at winning something for free.
30%….why am I not surprised?
This fish is rising, 80%.
I scored 40% Fully vested now……………………..thanks Phil!
30%…. gotta start showing up for class…
40%. At least I learn something each time I fail one of these quizzes!
This week I managed 70%.
60%. Some I guessed at some I knew.
40%, time to hit the water and study more.
Scored 40% but at least I knew the answers to those questions. Good variety this week.
60% Phil should change his name to Prof. Kingsfield
OK at 60%…
40% – not so good!
I got 30%. A little bit off my usual average.
30%. I can live with it. ( I have to. )
only 4/10, at least I knew those. Didn’t get any extras by guessing
60%, better than last week!
60. Oh well
70% very poor job
40% Better than I deserved!
80%. Half of those were guesses though.
60% Tough one this week!
60% I feel good!!
50% Back to reality, and more like my grades in school
50% is just wrong, yet here I
50% is just wrong, yet here I am again.
40% but it should have been 50 because I blew one answer
40% Pretty bad.
60%. tough one this week.
70% could have easily been worse.
40%! I thought I would do better! I felt better on this one than the last one and did better on the last one.
30% isn’t impressive.
You scored 50%!
70% this week
Not bad 70% on my first quiz. Had a few lucky guesses, but overall pretty happy with it.
60% Not too hot!
I was happy with 60% , I learn something new everytime